Dental Stress, Stress About the Dentist and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

tvol/Flickr Worries About Money Can Take a Toll on Your Teeth (Daily Herald) Does the sinking stock market cause you to clench your teeth? Do you wake up with a headache, sore teeth or a sore jaw? Millions of people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, particularly while they’re sleeping. Both habits can […]


Daydreaming and Other Things to Do…

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Lots of great articles out there that we’ve read over the past few weeks. Rather than recapping everything, we’ll just give you the links in this handy to-do list form. (Why a to-do list? Why not?!) Enjoy! TO DO Daydream Cultivate mindfulness Know the truth about Prozac Treat depression without drugs Learn to be happy […]


Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people […]


1 Week Blog Vacation

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We’ll be taking off time from the blog this week but will resume our regular posting schedule next Monday. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the Know Thy Health Archive here, as well as browse the library at Dr. Verigin’s main site, biologicaldentalhealth.com. A sample of the articles you’ll find there: How We […]


Helping Kids Learn How to Be Stress Hardy

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008

Back-to-school time often increases stress for all concerned – kids, parents, families, teachers, administrators…. Now an increasing number of people are turning to yoga as a tool for stress management, as well as improving physical health and creating balance in their lives. In this recent article from the Portland (OR) edition of Natural Awakenings, Jim […]


The Best Dentistry Is the Least Dentistry

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

While a good number of people dread dental work, most of us tend to think of it as no big deal – not when compared to non-dental surgical procedures. A lot of this is probably due to the fact that despite the increasing amount or research confirming the link between oral and systemic health, we […]


Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]


Recommended Reading: Environmental Health Risks, the Mind-Pain Relationship, Life Choices and Alzheimer’s & More

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It – at Any Age (ProHealth) In this interview about his book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Southern California neurologist Vincent Fortanasce, MD, describes important triggering factors for Alzheimer’s – sedentary, stressful lives and poor diets – and how diet, exercise, mental stimulation […]



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